The logic for mandatory voter IDs is undeniable. If a police officer wants to pull you over, he or she asks for a photo ID. If you want to visit a relative in jail, you need to show a valid ID. If you want to purchase cigarettes or beer in Nevada, you show a valid ID. With known instances, even if fairly rare, of voter fraud occurring across the nation each election cycle, this issue needs to be brought up.
The Obama Administration and Justice Department may have you to believe that these laws "restrict" voter participation and place a burden on those who wish to vote. Is that burden or obstacle like a Black Panther militant with a night stick posed outside of polling places? The Justice department was perfectly fine with that, weren't they? How about the stories of dead people or Disney characters "voting" or people voting multiple times under family member or friends' names? Do these instances harm our American electoral system? In my heart of hearts I believe the founders of this nation never envisioned a time where common-sense measures like mandatory voter ID could be fought tooth-and-nail like this. Where is the fight for Nevadans to champion election integrity? If our democratic republic's elections are grossly compromised, how are we different than corrupt nations with phony democracies?
Nevada is one of only 17 states with no current voter ID laws. We don't even have lax ones. For instance, Utah and Colorado, neighboring states, have what's known as "non strict" non-photo IDs. We cannot even have our legislature and governor put a law like that on our books. How burdensome is that? Let's ask our legislators to get going and do things that are not stupid. Better yet, let's elect some new ones to take their places.